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Microsoft Reveals 'Epic' Xbox Sales

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Microsoft Reveals 'Epic' Xbox Sales

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Microsoft Reveals 'Epic' Xbox Sales

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Microsoft announced sales of its new Xbox One topped 3 million units by the end of 2013. In a blog post, the company called it "the most epic launch of Xbox by all measures." The third generation console was available a week before Thanksgiving.

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GREENE: Microsoft announced sales of its new Xbox One topped three million units by the end of 2013. In a blog post, the company called it the most epic launch of Xbox, by all measures.

The third-generation console was available a week before Thanksgiving. It's been competing with Sony's new baby, Playstation 4, which also launched in November.

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